Today, started off on the wrong foot :(. My leg is stiff and ankle hurts really bad. On the good note, I have taken a shower without my shower chair or assistance. I was scared to be in the shower alone for more than five minutes. Sad thing was if I fell there was no one home to help me. I did come out the bathroom with a lot of pain, but what can I do. I was able to function ok for a couple of hours and then it was shut down time. No pain medicine is driving me crazy. My pain level was at 18 on the scale of 1-10.